Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau - Paris

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Overview

Take a day tour from Paris to visit the three most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, privately owned Chateau de Cheverny and, perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Chateau de Chambord. You'll witness the glamour and grandeur of French royalty and aristocracy, and gain insights into "castle life" in these Renaissance riverside castles.
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Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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Know More about this tour

The largest of the Loire castles, the turreted Chambord Castle was built for King Francois 1st as a hunting lodge. The intricate stone "double helix" staircase leading up to the spires and turrets of the rooftop terrace is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Cheverny Castle is the most beautifully furnished of the Loire Valley castles, with a fine collection of 17th-century furniture. Herge, the Belgian creator of Tintin, based his Marlinspike Hall (Moulinsart) on Cheverny Castle.

Chenonceau Chateau was built over the River Cher in traditional Renaissance style, and is known as the Chateau des Dames (the Ladies' Castle) because of the influence of the famous women who lived there. The chateau was built in 1513 by Catherine Briconnet, embellished by Diance de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, and saved from destruction during the Revolution by Madame Dupin.

Guests traveling in Winter (November 1-March 31) also receive a typical lunch and drink. During the summer (April 1 - October 31) lunch is not included but the guide will advise on places to eat.

Please note: On Mondays and Saturdays, the tour will visit Amboise instead of Cheverny.

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Inclusions for Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau

  • Skip the Line entrance to 3 castles

  • Return transport from Paris by air-conditioned coach

  • Professional guide

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Exclusions for Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

On Saturdays in summer (April - October), you will visit Amboise instead of Cheverny.

Not wheelchair accessible

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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808 reviews by the users

  • It was ok

  • I was disappointed that Viator switched me to Paris City Vision as the supplier for this trip, and due to an error in Viator's literature, the Loire Valley castle trip visited Cheverny instead of Amboise castle. No morning bathroom stop. Otherwise the trip was good, although I would have preferred to visit just 2 castles Chambord and Chenonceau, and thereby have the trip be approx 2 hours shorter. Thank you.

  • Perfection.

  • I took this tour two years ago in 2015, but it was worth it to see the three castles. Day trips like these make your total vacation experience better.

  • My husband and I absolutely loved this tour. The three chateaus are amazing, and were decorated for Christmas we went in December. Highly recommend this tour! Worth the day trip.

  • A fair deal for the price, but neither really good nor great. I came away feeling as if my family and I would have learned much more with the self-guided audio tour, instead. The guide was friendly enough, but her translation to English broken, among other issues. By comparison, the seven-person VIP tour we took for the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Norte Dame, and Monmatre was exceptional on abroad range of levels, while the skip-the-lines Exclusive Palace of Versailles visit--with self-guided tour yet all-inclusive access to all aspects of the palace and grounds, worked extremely well. The biggest benefit of the three-castles tour was the transportation, which was in a quite comfortable tour bus. Net net, the tour bus was a solid benefit I would highly recommend considering.

  • Beautiful Castles and amazing history. Great day trip recommended.

  • Enjoyed it thoroughly!

  • This was a great day tour. Our guide was clearly NOT into it, but the scenery and wonderful castles more than made up for it. She was fine while touring the castles, but not terribly friendly otherwise. Good value for the money anyway.

  • This tour was amazing!

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USD 191.89